Bulletin Board: Deer harvest remains down on day 3

  • Kyle Brunelle, left, and Colin Pettis run through techniques during the first wrestling practice of the season for Franklin Tech on Wednesday night in Turners Falls. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports
Published: 12/4/2019 7:41:08 PM
Modified: 12/4/2019 9:31:51 PM

Numbers remained down on the third day of hunting season in Franklin County. 

A combined 82 deer were put down through the first two days of the season, with Wednesday posting the lowest total with 31 deer. 

Flagg’s Fly & Tackle had the most deer registered, 13. Derek Armstrong of Petersham put down the biggest buck in Franklin County on Wednesday, checking in to Flagg’s Fly & Tackle with a 172 pound, 8-pointer.

Gould’s Sugarhouse registered 10 deer, with Bernardston’s Michael Townsley registering two himself, one a 94-pound, 4-pointer and the other a 68-pound doe. Matthew Deane of Bernardston registered the largest buck at Gould’s, a 140-pound, 7-pointer. 

Edward Gruszkowski Sr. of Bernardston registered the lone deer at Bitzer State Fish Hatchery, putting down a 111-pound, 4-point buck. 

Sunderland Hatchery saw four deer be registered, the largest by Gary Lisenski of Conway who had a 120-pound, 4-point buck. Overwatch had three registered, Colrain’s Christian Yobst with the largest of 169 pounds. Bart Howes of Rowe put down a 152-pound, 8-point buck. 

Here are all the deer registered on Wednesday: 

Gould’s (10)

Steve Richard, Enfield, Me, 93, 2; Michael Townsley, Bernardston, 94, 4; Townsley, Bernardston, 68, doe; Eric Burrington, Northfield, 123, 8; Joseph Miraglia, Ashfield, 123, 6; Jonathan Bunker, South Deerfield, 130, 10; Jordan Niles, Whitingham Vt, 120, doe; Matthew Deane, Bernardston, 140, 7; Kyle Dobias, Colrain, 131, doe; Dana Dodge, Charlemont, 107, 3; 

Bitzer State Fish Hatchery (1)

Edward Gruszkowski Sr., Bernardston, 111, 4. 

Sunderland Hatchery (4)

Brian Giebel, Sharon, Vt., 107, doe; Gary Lisenski, Conway, 120, 4; Chad Saunders, Bernardston, 86, 2; Gary Reynolds, Greenfield, 110, 2. 

Overwatch (3)

Bart Howes, Rowe, 152, 8; Christian Yobst, Colrain, 169, 10; Thomas Deblois, Florida, 100, 2. 

Flagg’s Fly & Tackle (13)

Zachary Stange, Athol, 93, 2; Seth Leslie, Phillipston, 137, 7; Joseph Goody, Orange 125, 7; Scott Coy, 120, 6; Michael Mallet, New Salem, 90, 6; Steven Gustafson, Rochedale, 119, 8; John Piragis, Lemspter N.H., 137, 10; Ryan Piragis, Athol, 92, 2; Dalton Fisher Jr., Orange, 100, 4; Derek Armstrong, Petersham, 172, 8; Zachary Little, Erving, 102, 5; Billy French, Petersham, 117, 3; Jared Adams, Athol, 133,7. 


Elks National Hoop Shoot

The YMCA in Greenfield, along with the Greenfield Elks Club, will host a basketball foul line shooting contest on Saturday afternoon. 

Local winners will go to the district finals. Players will be divided into age groups. For boys and girls 8-13 years

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the event gets underway at 1 p.m in the YMCA gymnasium.

The event is free to the community.


Berkshire Highlands

Registration for the Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon is now underway.

The annual run, ride and paddle event (a 4.2-mile road/trail run, a 16-mile cycling leg, 2-mile kayak, a 2-mile adventure run, a mile hike to the top of the mountain and a downhill ski to the finish) at Berkshire East Mountain Resort is set for April 4. Registration is open with newly-reduced entry fees.

Visit www.bikereg.com/berkshire-highlands-pentathlon-runridepaddleobstacle-runsummit-hike-skiboard-descent for registration information.

Sawmill 10K

Registration for the annual Sawmill River 10K has begun. The race is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 1 in Montague Center beginning at 10 a.m. near the Village Common on Main Street. 

Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Montague Common Hall and online registration is available at RunReg.com or www.montague.net. Divisions of the race include Youth (17 and under), Open (18-39), Master (40-49), Senior (50-59) and Senior+ (60 and up). Entry fee is $30 by Dec. 30 and $35 anytime after. 

Hot and cold refreshments are provided. The event benefits MPRD’s Sponsor-A-Child Scholarship Program. The race is a USA Track and Field sanctioned event. You may also call MPRD at 413-863-3216 to receive a registration form and additional information. 

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